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Bull’s Championships and Jordan’s Retirement

In the 1990-91 NBA season, the Bulls looked determined to finish the season with an exclamation point.

They had a franchise-best record of 61 wins and advanced in the Playoffs. They have defeated every team in the series with the NBA Title in their eyes.

They have destroyed the Detroit Piston in the conference finals and defeated them 4 games to none. In the NBA Finals, they faced Magic Johnson and the Lakers as they defeated them in five games.

Michael Jordan was named the regular season Most Valuable Player and the Finals MVP as he also records his fifth NBA scoring title.

In 1991-92, they seemed more hungry than the previous season finishing it with 67 wins. They won over the Portland Trailblazers led by Clyde Drexler in the NBA Finals in six games. Jordan again, won the season MVP and the Finals MVP along with his sixth straight scoring title.


In the season, he also broke couple of records as he scored 35 points in a half which is the most points in a half and most three-pointers in a half with 6(which was broken by Ray Allen in 2010 with 8 three’s).

In 1992-93, the Bulls had a three-peat which no team have not yet done since the 60’s by the Boston Celtics. They defeated the regular season MVP Charles Barkley and his team Phoenix Suns including the famous John Paxson game winning shot in game 6.


Jordan was again named the Finals MVP after having an NBA Finals record of 41 points per game. He won another scoring title for his seventh straight which tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record.


In the offseason, Michael Jordan’s father was murdered. It resulted to a shocking early retirement of Michael. The team was led by the Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen. Pippen along with Horace Grant and BJ Armstrong were named to play in the All-star game.

Even without the great Michael Jordan, they managed to win 55 games in the regular season but eliminated from the playoffs by the Knicks in the second round of the Playoffs.


They moved to the United Center as they started 1994-95 season. The Bulls lost Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright and Scott Williams to the free agency and John Paxson retires.

They acquired Ron Harper, which they hoped to be the heir to Michael Jordan. They also had Steve Kerr, the sharpshooter from the free agency in 1993-94. They were struggling at the start of the season until they received the best news possible for them that Michael Jordan was coming out of retirement.


In his fifth game coming back, he already scored 55 points and led the Bulls as the 5th seed to the playoffs. They were defeated by the Orlando Magic as Jordan struggled in the postseason and unable to carry the team.

In the offseason, they lost BJ Armstrong but acquired the defensive and rebounding expert Dennis Rodman.


With their lineup consisting of Ron Harper, Jordan, Rodman, Pippen and Longley along with their bench players Kerr, Kukoc, Wennington, Buechler and Brown they had achieved one of the best single-season improvements as they finished the season with 72-10 record from 47-35. The 72-10 record was also the best in the NBA history. Jordan also won his eighth scoring title and Rodman’s fifth rebounding title.


They won their fourth NBA Title over the Seattle Supersonics led by Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton. As the 1995-96 Bulls finished the season, they were recognized as the one of the greatest teams in the history of basketball.


The next season, they again triumph in the season with a 69-13 record, 1 game short from the previous season. This time, they faced the Utah Jazz to win their fifth NBA Title. Jordan obtained his second straight and ninth scoring title of his career and Rodman with his sixth rebounding title.

As the 1997-98 season starts, it seems that this will be Jordan’s last season. There were several turmoils going on around the management and Phil Jackson. Despite those problems, they still managed to finish the season with 62-20 record. Jordan was named the regular season MVP.They defeated the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals to acquire their 6th NBA Championship and their third straight.

After the season, Scottie Pippen was traded, Jordan announced his official retirement, Phil Jackson leaving the team and did not resigned Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr and Luc Longley.



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